A quick intro....I am idiot and am glad to be involved in this group blog. Should be a fun experience!
Even though it is Wednesday I want to talk a little bit about the weekend just gone. What fantastic, beautiful, wonderful weather we had. Now unfortunately for me I was working right the way through it but still it was great to see people in town in their shorts and t-shirts enjoying such a glorious day.
And then comes Monday.....
Hehe it makes me laugh so hard that I feel like puking.
It's 7:30am and the streets are deserted. A couple of street cleaning machines are the only things breaking the silence of such a 24 days lateresque scene. I arrive to work and start my day as normal. At about 8:15 I see the first of the lobster people. She comes toward me shuffling like a robot, radiating redness from every part of visible skin. "Eh, hey there. Nice weekend?" I ask. Without opening her mouth I hear a barely understandable "yea".
By opening time I am surrounded by the lobster people. The non moving necks, arms spread away from the body and general facial grimaces everywhere I turn makes me ask the question...
Are the Irish stupid??
I am afraid that the answer is unfortunately yes. We live in a changeable climate with little enough sunshine, plenty of wind and enough rain to negate the need for a hosepipe ban. As a people we are invariably milky skinned and unused to large doses of fine weather. I questioned a few people about their redness and asked what factor cream they used. 9 times out of 10 the answer was........none. When asked why not, the answer was generally "Well it did not seem so hot, it was quite windy or slightly overcast". Oh my god, not only is it a pain in the arse having sunburn but extremely dangerous as well. All we hear about is skin cancer this, UV that and yet people don't listen.
If you read this post please take care of your pasty bodies and use some sun cream. A nice tan is lovely but is it worth the risk??